Cruises allow humans to experience the joys of maritime travel without the hassles of lassoing a dolphin or learning to say “Take me back to shore” in mer-speak. Find your sea legs with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one admission to The "Leo" Boat Cruise aboard the River Gambler, hosted by BlackSpades Entertainment on Saturday, August 6 (a $99 value). Boarding begins at 11 a.m., and the cruise lasts from noon to 5 p.m.
BlackSpades Entertainment delights seafaring revellers with a five-hour River Gambler cruise around the Toronto harbour on a double-decker vessel modelled after an old-timey Mississippi River boat. Three record-wrangling house DJs, including DJ Joe Ghost, prompt merrymakers to cut rugs like rhythmically gifted upholstery scissors across the ship’s more than 2,000-square-foot dance floor, and a live percussion performance gets the hearts of all those on board beating in perfect unison. The cruise affords partiers panoramic views of the city skyline and a chance to partake in nautical mingling with other guests. Drink in the fresh harbour air on the open upper deck, or escape the elements by retreating to the enclosed lower deck and donning a fake moustache and top hat. While not included in today’s deal, Groupon holders can keep talk boxes hydrated with nibbles and quaffs from the cash bar for additional fees.